The Los Angeles Lakers made a giant trade with the Washington Wizards Monday, sending Kendrick Nunn and three second-round picks for former first-rounder Rui Hachimura.
When the trade dropped, we received to see one Lakers participant’s preliminary response.
Dennis Schröder was livestreaming when one in every of his viewers requested what he considered the trade for Hachimura.
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He had no clue what the viewer was speaking about (this video hyperlink comprises NSFW language).
“What trade? Rui? Oh no, hell no,” a stunned Schröder mentioned. “Rui for Kendrick Nunn? Oh my god, I gotta textual content Rui. I gotta textual content Kendrick Nunn.”
Schröder received out of his chair, apparently to get his cellphone. Once he returned, he was nonetheless in shock.
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However, he understands the character of the sport.
“That’s loopy, man. The NBA, it is a enterprise — insane,” he mentioned.
“We are excited to welcome Rui and his household to the Los Angeles Lakers,” Lakers common supervisor Rob Pelinka mentioned in a press release. “Adding each dimension and depth to the wing place has been a aim, and the possibility to perform that by buying a participant with Rui’s two-way expertise and upside was a chance that does not current itself usually. We need to thank Kendrick Nunn and his household for his time as a Laker, and we want him nothing however the most effective sooner or later.”
The Wizards chosen Hachimura ninth general out of Gonzaga within the 2019 NBA Draft, and he was named to the All-Rookie Team after averaging 13.5 factors, 6.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists per sport for Washington.
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He’s maintained that manufacturing, averaging 13 factors per sport off the bench for the Wizards in 30 video games this season.
However, with the Wizards failing to signal him to a rookie extension earlier than the season started, there have been rumors that they could store him. The rumors ended up being true.
“I simply need to be someplace that desires me as a basketball participant,” Hachimura mentioned final week. “And I need to be someplace that likes my sport. … I simply need to be someplace that believes in me and I could be myself. That’s my aim.”
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Nunn has gotten restricted time with the Lakers this season, averaging 13.5 minutes over his 39 video games with 6.7 factors, 1.4 rebounds and 0.9 assists. He broke out on the NBA scene during the 2019-20 season, when he averaged 15.3 factors per sport for the Miami Heat as their start line guard.